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Recreational Therapist, Full Time - Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital

Company: St. Peter's Health Partners
Location: Schenectady
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type:Full timeShift:Day ShiftDescription:Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital is a state of the art acute rehabilitation hospital located in Schenectady, NY and a member of St. Peter's Health Partners.Full-Time Recreational Therapist-Sunnyview Rehab HospitalSunnyview is seeking a full time recreational therapist to join its team of dedicated healthcare providers. This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly respected and nationally recognized team of caregivers. Enjoy excellent colleagues, strong system support in a rewarding environment.What you will do:Our Recreation Therapists will employ leisure activities to help patients engage and improve their minds, body and spirits, through the use of games, sports, and craft. They are responsible for assessing, planning and implementing recreational services for patients as well as for recreational therapy group work. May be assigned a small caseload.Responsibilities:

  • Provide leisure counseling to individuals with spinal cord injuries, brain injury, amputees, stroke, cardiopulmonary and orthopedic disabilities.
  • Direct patient care including evaluation, formulation of plan of care, and treatment appropriate to age specific programs based on the cognitive, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being needs of the patient.
  • Assist Lead Recreation Therapist in the planning and facilitation of outpatient adaptive experiences and support groups including golf, fishing, rock-climbing, art classes, kayaking, weekly post stroke group and virtual engagement programs.
  • Provide leisure resources and supplies to patients and families inpatient while providing excellent bedside manner and efficient time management.
  • Function as a part of the multidisciplinary team through attendance of weekly patient round reports, co-treatments with various disciplines and continued communication regarding patient needs and rehabilitative progress.
  • Assist Lead Therapist in the implementation of materials to promote inpatient and outpatient programs offered including promotional clinic flyers and monthly activity calendars.
  • Complete projects and special assignments by establishing objectives, determining priorities, managing time, gaining cooperation of others, monitoring progress, problem-solving, adjusting plans and adaptations.Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in a field related to therapeutic recreation
    • Two years' experience working with recreational programs
    • Holds current CTRS certification through the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, or eligible to sit for the exam
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills when in contact with physicians, patients, families, and hospital staff.
    • Moderate work (lifting 15-30 pounds).
    • Excellent clinical skills in diverse treatment approaches.
    • Demonstrates the ability to maintain and organized work environment and department procedures in a productive manner.
    • Demonstrates advanced and spontaneous problem-solving skills.Our Commitment to Diversity and InclusionTrinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: St. Peter's Health Partners, Schenectady , Recreational Therapist, Full Time - Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, Other , Schenectady, New York

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